"Interesting book. As I recall the villain tries to destroy a race does he not?" an Old man with a grey jogging suit and a hoodie asks me. I respond with a non-committal jerk. But he does not seem to take the hint as he sits on the bench beside me. He looks at me while lowering his hoodie. "Assuming that world, is real will you try and save that race." He says while pointing at the book.
"No" I says. "Because this is a prequel. It is 50 years before the plot of the story." "And if those people survives they will have children and their children will have children and by the time the plot of the story starts there may not be a functioning civilization."
"Good is only good because there is evil to compare it against".
"So you are rooting for the villain" he says frowning. "You see his evilness but not what drove him to it. He maybe the villain of this story but he definitely is the hero of his own story." "He is certainly pitiable and relatable despite trying to destroy a race." I used his own words against him. This seem make him happy. "But no I am not rooting for the villain. As some of his actions are too dam able."
"I am rooting for the civilization that brought about this fascinating tale."" See without that ethnic cleansing there may not be a church that tries to protect Universal Rights."
"Church is corrupt" he says with a smirk. It was at that point that I start noticing the sarcasm and anger in his voice. I am certain that it was anger and not passion. Which makes even less sense than this conversation as no one gets that worked up unless they are talking about his own family or someone he personally knows.
I hold out my hand and says "Raphael Franklin Scarlet Michelson" as I start to memorize his face when he faces me, to shake my hand. It was a fake name but I figured it is best not to give my real name to a nut case. And I wanted his name in case I needed to call the police. He take my hand. It was rough like a blue collar social worker.
"Origin" he says smiling, as if knows what is going through my mind.
"Origin of what" I asked. I was certain that he was crazy at that point. "The Origin of this Universe" he says. "I am tired" he says. "And I am responsible for many Galaxies in this Universe and many planets with intelligent lives on them."
"Including this one" I says while holding up the book. "Yes. And the world we are in now" he responds sluggishly.
"So are you like God". "Yes, but I don't listen to what people pray or complain to every day." "But if a world is about to be destroyed or too much of History is about to be lost. Then I choose to interfere as I am about to do in this world right now."
"So the third World War is about to Begin that sucks." I summarize from his lunatic ravings.
"Not really. Because without this war this world will run out of resources in 20 to 30 years." "So even you are uncertain sometimes."
"Yes, I see possible futures. But not all of them comes true. Foresight is for gaining knowledge to increase wisdom." "And using them I know the future that is most likely to happen."
"If your God then what about free will." "But you have free will did you not chose to wear those clothes, buy that book and sit on this bench. Does my knowing your choice somehow changes your choice?" "No. because you remain ignorant of my knowing" "My power of Foresight has little to do with your choices" "In the sense that there are many possible futures." "I use my wisdom to figure out the future most likely to happen"
"So there is a future where WWIII does not happen." "Yes you just have to colonize Venus and Mars simultaneously."
"Yes…, nice knowing you. Good luck with end of the world". I try to run from the nut case. "If you want to see me again and be my successor press the mark on for wrist and think of me."
I instinctively look at my left wrist there was a tattoo there. And it starts to glow golden reddish when my right hand goes near it. This is some kind of a trick. This can't be real I repeat that mantra as I head home after taking many detours to ensure that I was not being followed by the lunatic.
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